betting.bet supports responsible iGaming marketing and gambling.
Responsible iGaming marketing
The operators of betting.bet are committed to the responsible marketing of iGaming (gambling / betting) services. We believe gambling is fundamentally an entertainment / leisure pursuit that (in the main) is enjoyed by many people who bet within sensible limits of their recreational expenditure. However, we acknowledge that for some individuals gambling can become a serious problem that requires help and support. We only promote services that are socially responsible, with particular regard to the need to protect children, young persons (those not of legal age) and other vulnerable persons from being harmed or exploited.
We endeavour not to feature or carry promotional material that:
- Has particular appeal to children or young people (those not of legal age) to gamble
- Misleads, misrepresents or exaggerates a provision, service or offer
- Does not have fair and clear key terms for an offer or promotion
- Portrays gambling in a light which may unfairly influence vulnerable or suggestible persons
- Encourages problem gambling
We advise all those whom engage with gambling to consider the following:
- Gambling is primarily a form of entertainment and not a source of income
- Only gamble what you can afford to lose! Most responsible operators have deposit limits to help manage the amount of money you bet
- Never chase your losses, as this can lead to problems
- Monitor the amount of time you spend playing
- Balance gambling with other activities
- When gambling becomes your only form of entertainment you should stop and consider whether you are still having fun
- Take regular breaks from gambling
- Gambling continuously can cause you to lose track of time and perspective
- Do not gamble when under the influence of alcohol or when you are upset or depressed, as it can impair decision-making
- Think about how much time and money you spend gambling
- You can track your activity using the bet history of your account
- Understand your chance of winning and how the game / service works
- Should you ever need to talk to someone about problem gambling you can contact a problem gambling support organisation
We advise all those whom engage with gambling to recognise the following warning signs:
- Spending more money and time on gambling than you can afford
- Finding it hard to manage or stop your gambling
- Having arguments with family or friends about money and gambling
- Losing interest in your usual activities or hobbies, like going out with friends or spending time with your family
- Always thinking or talking about gambling
- Lying about your gambling or hiding it from other people
- Chasing losses or gambling to get out of financial trouble
- Gambling until all your money is gone
- Borrowing money, selling possessions or not paying bills in order to fund your gambling
- Needing to gamble with larger amounts of money or for a longer time to get the same feeling of excitement or buzz
- Neglecting work, university, family, personal needs or household responsibilities because of gambling
- Feeling anxious, worried, guilty, depressed or irritable
Concerned about your gambling?
If you feel that you may have a problem, ask yourself the following questions:
- Do you gamble to escape from a boring or unhappy life?
- When gambling and you run out of money, do you feel lost and in despair and need to gamble again as soon as possible?
- Do you gamble until your last penny is gone, even the fare home or the cost of a cup of coffee?
- Have you ever lied to cover up the amount of money or time you have spent gambling?
- Have you lost interest in your family, friends or hobbies because of your gambling?
- After losing, do you feel you must try and win back your losses as soon as possible?
- Do arguments, frustrations or disappointments make you want to gamble?
- Do you feel depressed or even suicidal because of your gambling?
Time outs & self-exclusion
If you feel like you are gambling too much or are developing a problem you can take a short 'time out' or use extended self-exclusion. Most responsible gambling operators provide a facility where you can take a break for a set short period of time - during which you will not be able to use your account for gambling. You can also use self-exclusion to prevent yourself from gambling with an operator for a longer period of time such as six months, one year or even five years.
There are services and organisations that can help those affected by problem gambling.